Something to use '$' for

Henry Spencer henry at utzoo.UUCP
Fri Dec 14 08:22:27 AEST 1984

> I know!   We are wanting something that says "comment till end of line"
> but all the suggestions so far go down in flames because that character
> is already in use.  Is '$' really not used?  Could '$$' be used...

If you must have a comment-to-EOL convention (great stuff, but it may be
a bit late to add it to C), the character(s) used to mark it preferably
should be unshifted and near the home row.  "//" comes much closer to
this than "$$".

> ... (Are there any systems where @ 
> couldn't be used?)

Some of my reactionary :-) friends still use @ as line kill...
				Henry Spencer @ U of Toronto Zoology

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